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  • Want to be a drill instructor for French and/or Italian?
    Try out to be an Apprentice Teacher for Winter 2018 term.
    Applicants must attend ALL of the following sessions:


    Thursday, January 4

    6:00-8:30 pm Orientation and Introduction to AT Workshop, Training

    Friday, January 5

    6:00-8:30 pm Training

    Monday, January 8

    6:00-8:30 pm Training...

  • The Department of French and Italian is very pleased to announce that Brigitte Mosenthal, Senior Lecturer and French Language Coordinator for the Department, has received the Dean of Faculty’s 2016 Award for Distinguished Lecturer.  One such award is given annually to a lecturer or senior lecturer who has taught at Dartmouth continuously at least half-time for five years or more.  Professor Mosenthal, who has been a member of the department for the past fifteen years, was awarded the funds...

  • On February 15, 2016, Nancy Canepa, Associate Professor of French and Italian at Dartmouth College, was interviewed on WBUR, Boston's National Public Radio station, regarding her translation of The Tale of Tales, a 17th-century book of stories by Giambattisa Basile, which was recently published by Penguin Classics.  Click here to listen to the interview.

  • The Tale of Tales, a 17th-century book of stories by Giambattisa Basile, has been translated into English by Nancy Canepa, Associate Professor of French and Italian at Dartmouth College, and published by Penguin Classics.  In addition to translating the text, Professor Canepa provides informative footnotes throughout the book.  On February 6, 2016, Genevieve Valentine reviewed Professor Canepa's translation of The Tale of Tales on NPR.  Click...

  • Lawrence Kritzman, John D. Willard Professor of French and Oratory, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Director of the Institute of European Studies, has received the 2015 Jerome Goldstein Award for Distinguished Teaching.  Each spring, the graduating class is asked by Dartmouth to elect the recipient of the award.  Professor Kritzman discusses his approach to teaching in an...

  • Professor Lawrence Kritzman and the 2015 Institute of French Cultural Studies were profiled in the August 20, 2015 issue of Le Monde.   PDF iconifcdumonde.pdf

  • The Department of French and Italian is introducing an opportunity for students who participate in the Fall FSP in Paris to extend their cultural and language immersion while in Paris with a month-long internship position in business, the arts, education or government. The internships are offered only with the Fall Term FSP and participation in the internship program is optional. Internships will begin immediately after the conclusion of the Fall FSP and will be completed by December 20....

  • John Arthur Rassias, the William R. Kenan Professor of French and Italian, Emeritus, and creator of the Rassias Method of teaching languages, died December 2 at his home in Norwich, Vermont. He was an extraordinary pedagogue and equally inspiring human being, and he conveyed his passion for language and love of life in all he did. 

    These articles in the New York...

  • The Department of French and Italian sponsored a visit to Dartmouth by Italian rapper Amir Issaa.